Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibility
Two teams of attackers used gunfire and explosives to strike Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran Wednesday, according to state media.
The twin attacks wounded at least 42 people and killed 12.
"Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari said that the terrorists had entered the parliament in [women's] dress," Iran's state news agency reports.
It adds that a female assailant detonated herself outside the mausoleum.
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The Iranian Intelligence Ministry says it foiled a third attack and is asking people to avoid public transportation, state broadcaster IRIB reports.
Islamic State, via its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for the attacks, NPR's Alison Meuse reports.